A Bold New British Scent … Étui Noir by Miller Harris

Miller Harris Etui Noir

I love playing with perfumes and adapting my fragrance to my mood. Taking on the fragrance’s character as you wear it. There are far too many beautiful scents in this world to stick to one your whole life, you should play, discover and explore the power and art of perfume. It can give you confidence, energy, sensuality, power, it can make you feel GREAT, and I think that is a wonderful thing!

This is why I absolutely love discovering new scents, and new perfumers whose passion is to create exquisite fragrances that are innovative yet timeless.

On that note we welcome . . . Miller Harris who have just launched two new fragrances. Miller Harris is a quintessentially British perfumer, founded by Lyn Harris (the only British Master Perfumer) who trained in Paris for 5 years then went on to Grasse at Robertet, the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. This connection has allowed Miller Harris to continue to collaborate with Robertet 15 years after its creation, giving Miller Harris access to the finest raw ingredients in the world. Miller Harris pays homage to Lyn’s training in France with each of their fragrances titled in French.

Miller Harris makes choosing a scent an exciting journey for each customer, creating a unique and personal journey for each and every wearer. Each of their scents can be layered to create a bespoke fragrance or enhance a day time fragrance into an evening fragrance. This is the core idea at the heart of the launch of their two new fragrances Etui Noir and Lumière Dorée…day and night, light and dark, his and hers … however you want to wear them, you can.


Of the two, Lumière Dorée is a citrus based uplifting scent, a beautiful summer energising fragrance ‘a golden aura bathing you in light’. Étui Noir on the other hand is a much headier, mysterious fragrance ‘a magic shadow’. Personally I can never resist a fragrance that is not overtly feminine, so I had to choose Étui Noir for myself.

Étui Noir is a scent that makes you feel instantly sexy. The scent is so magnetic, suddenly you are enveloped by an air of mysteriousness and sensuality. You know you will turn heads when you walk through a room. It makes me feel very Parisian when I wear it, like I have that enviable ‘je ne sais quoi’ that all Parisian women seem to have so effortlessly. It is a deep, intoxicating fragrance with notes of iris, patchouli and leather. Keep for yourself or share with your partner, there are no rules. You can lighten Étui Noir with Lumière Dorée giving it more a citrus/floral note. I would buy them as a duo and share and layer with your partner.

The beauty of Miller Harris fragrances is that the quality and level of the raw ingredients is so high, they last on your skin for 18-20 hours while they adapt to your skin throughout the day creating your own signature scent.

Étui Noir Fragrance Notes:

Top: Bergamot Italy EO, Tangerine, Elemi Gum

Heart: Iris Butter Morocco, Incense, Cashmere Wood, Styrax EO

Base: Patchouli Indonesia EO, Vetiver Haiti EO, Leather, Amber, Birch EO, Labdanum Abs

The brand is not only completely British but is also 100% cruelty free, refusing to even do business in China where Chinese regulations are that all beauty products must be tested on animals.

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